Learning to Breathe

Several years ago, I had an accident. I severely injured my back and shoulder. Unfortunately, I was also someone who loved working out. Although I was limited in my movement, I slowly worked my way back up to my routine. Over the next several years, my workout recovery time (probably also due to my age) [Read more...]

By |2019-02-05T15:15:12+00:00February 5th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Learning to Breathe

Helping Helps

A new year is here and we all have resolutions. These resolutions include a lot of personal goals. For example, being more sociable, getting a better job, or more physically active. We think about the possibilities of life that could benefit us in the present and the future. However, volunteering never crosses our mind. The [Read more...]

By |2019-01-09T13:31:21+00:00January 9th, 2019|Antisocial, Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Resolutions, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Helping Helps

Choose Hope

Hope is essential to the therapeutic process One of the questions I always ask in my first few sessions is, “What are you hoping for?”  The answer to this question tells me a lot about where a person is and where we need to start working. Without hope, it is hard to move forward. What [Read more...]

By |2018-12-06T09:01:06+00:00December 6th, 2018|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Choose Hope

Living Positive

If you turned on the news today, you would be told that the world is the most dangerous and unhappy. All hope is lost, you’re not safe, and you’re in danger of everything. It is true, we live in an imperfect world where danger is real. You may have to search for hope and will [Read more...]

By |2018-12-03T13:05:11+00:00November 26th, 2018|Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Living Positive

Be Kind

“Have courage and be kind.” – Cinderella Life can be stressful. In the midst of deadlines and schedules, we can often forget to be kind to one another. Each of us are battling something that most people know nothing about. Whether it is work stress, family struggles, or health issues, it is important to remember [Read more...]

By |2018-11-26T14:45:43+00:00November 26th, 2018|Communication, Coping Skills, Empathy, Friendship, Gratitude, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Be Kind

When You Hate Your Spouse

I enjoy a good Disney movie.  Is there a better one than Aladdin? That’s a rhetorical question because everyone knows it’s the best. Maybe I enjoy it because it has a happily ever after.  Isn’t it interesting how the movies and shows we watch as kids impact how we view life as adults? I’ll admit, [Read more...]

By |2018-10-07T13:53:43+00:00October 7th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Gratitude, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Relationships|Comments Off on When You Hate Your Spouse

What’s the Big Deal About Journaling?

The concept of journaling is not only for teenagers with sparkly spirals and colorful pens.  The benefits are applicable to all people, in all walks of life. Journaling has repeatedly proven to be a way of managing stress and anxiety, mining your true feelings, and allowing for a healthy emotional release. The trick to gaining [Read more...]

By |2018-10-01T15:01:47+00:00October 1st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Antisocial, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Gratitude, Grief, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on What’s the Big Deal About Journaling?

It’s OK To Not Be OK

My current season of life is rough. Some days, I find my only victory is getting dressed. Self-care no longer looks like getting my nails done and sipping my favorite quad-venti upside-down caramel macchiato. Self-care looks like taking a shower or cooking instead of ordering from Door  Dash. It’s becoming harder and harder to keep [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T09:21:36+00:00September 28th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Gratitude, Grief, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on It’s OK To Not Be OK

Self-Improvement Month: Becoming BETTER Week-by-Week

As human beings, we are our own worst critics. Most of us are guilty of focusing on our weaknesses instead of our strengths. We all have areas we would like to improve on, but improvement requires work and effort. It’s a needed, yet intimidating, change. If you were waiting for a sign to start, look [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:05:24+00:00September 17th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Self-Improvement Month: Becoming BETTER Week-by-Week

Happy Wife, Happy Life: Wife Appreciation Day

Calling all husbands! On September 16th this year, it is Wife Appreciation Day – or, as many wives would probably like to prefer it, just your typical day! Wife Appreciation Day was originally designed to celebrate wives without children. Although nobody is quite certain how it started exactly, the general consensus is it was created [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T08:04:41+00:00September 15th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Gratitude, Intimacy, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships|Comments Off on Happy Wife, Happy Life: Wife Appreciation Day